University of Delhi, PhD

Ph.D. Admission Notice: January 2009 UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

Applications for admission to Ph.D. Programme in Geography are invited on a prescribed Admission Form so as to reach in the office of the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007 on or before 30th January, 2009. The Handbook of Information along with Admission form for February Session 2009 for Ph.D. Courses under the Board of Research Studies in Social Sciences are available from January 12, 2009 to January 30, 2009 during office hours in the Office of the Chairman, Board of Research Studies (Social Sciences), Faculty of Social Science Building, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007.

The application should be completed in all respects and should be duly supported with a synopsis of 300 words in which the scholar will carry his/her research. The candidates are required to appear for the interview along with a synopsis and original certificates on Friday, 13th February, 2009 at 2.00 P.M. in the in the office of the Head, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007. No interview call will be issued. This notice should be treated as invitation for interview.

The following categories of candidates can be registered for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Departmental Research Committee, provided that they fulfill the eligibility conditions:

1.A. Students having fellowships/scholarships instituted by the University/ national and international agencies under schemes approved/recognized by the University, through procedure laid down by the University, may be registered provisionally by the Departmental Research Committee and Board of Research Studies, and confirmed after completion of course work, by the respective Board of Research Studies.

B. Students who are otherwise eligible for admission to the Ph.D. Programme and do not have any financial assistance, will be admitted through an entrance examination to be conducted by the respective departments or / and through an interview by the Departmental Research Committee. Students provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. Programme through an entrance examination or interview will be awarded University Grants Commission fellowships for programmes of doctoral research or any other fellowship that is launched by the national agencies. The number of fellowships under this category will be determined annually by the Department.

C. Foreign students with their national or other fellowships recognized by the University or sponsored by their employers, may be given provisional admission, followed by confirmation through due process after a stipulated period of time.

D. The University / College teachers holding a permanent, temporary or adhoc positions and having completed two years of service as teacher in a Department / Constituent Colleges of the University of Delhi.

E. Candidates sponsored by their employers shall be considered only if they get study leave for a period of two years to fulfill residency requirements of the University of Delhi.

F. Permanent teachers / employees who are in service in any other recognized University / College / Research Institute in India and have a minimum of three years teaching / research experience, will be considered if they get study leave for a period of two years to fulfill residency requirements of the University of Delhi.

2. To be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. Programme, a candidate must have obtained a Master’s / M.Phil. degree of the University of Delhi, or any other recognized University, or any degree recognized as equivalent in the subject in which the candidate wishes to pursue a course of research, or in an allied subject. She / he must have obtained either a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grading in the M.Phil. degree or a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grading in the Master’s degree.

3. Students who were initially registered for the M.Phil. programme of the University and who obtain a score of 60% or more marks in Part I examination of the M.Phil. programme would be eligible for admission to the doctoral programme without completing their M.Phil. degree on the specific recommendation of the Departmental Research Committee. Such students shall be granted fellowships as provided in 1B.

4. The provisional registration of the students done by the Department shall require ratification by the Board of Research Studies of the Faculty to which the Department belongs. All the records of registration and progress of research work done by the students shall be maintained both by the Department and the Board of Research Studies.

Note that T.A. and D.A. for attending the interview are not permissible.

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